They went fore it again
Posted on 5 October 2012
Longest Day Golf Challenge
Yes, for the third year in a row four local business men who profess to be keen amateur golfers , have succeeded in playing four rounds of golf on four different courses in just one day. Yes 72 holes and all played in the name of charity, a very special charity, Macmillan Caring Locally.
Simon White (Enhanced), Warren Munson (Inspire), James Samson (Samson Print) and David Hole (Norris & Fisher) started playing at 4.30 in the morning at Dudsbury golf course, then went onto Canford Magna at 9.30am, followed by a quick dash to Ferndown (Old Course) for a 2.30pm start and finally onto the Presidents Course, Ferndown for the final round at 6.30pm.
All four eventually staggered 17 hours later into the 19th hole at 9.30pm.
The first year was too hot (far too hot) and last year was so wet they were soaked just getting their clubs out of the cars and this year the weather was mixed but the feet and legs and arms and backs still ached the next day, but once again they dragged themselves round these courses. It is a gruelling day both physically and mentally, but they continue to do it in the knowledge that donations, no matter how small are going to such a great cause.
The winner on the day was Simon White, Managing Director, Enhanced but he says, “It is not about our winning on the day that counts but winning donations for such a superb cause, we all achieved record scores, but we want to achieve record donations for Macmillan Caring Locally”.
Macmillan Caring Locally supports a Specialist Palliative Care unit at Christchurch Hospital, Dorset. It owns & operates The Grove, a hotel in Bournemouth for Cancer patients, and supports a range of services for Cancer diagnosis and treatment at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital & Poole Hospital.